GISMO Project Meeting,
Andrea Arcuri, W. B. Langdon, Mark Harman,
21-22 May 2012.
Dr. Andrea Arcuri of
was an invited speaker at the
CREST Open Workshop
the Oracle Problem for Automated Software Testing.
Whilst he was at UCL he held discussions with
Dr. Langdon and Prof. Harman
about progress on the GISMO project.
expressed interest in the source language of programs being targeted
and their size
and how they are being linked into the genetic programming system.
He said that C
has no sandboxing and allows access to the file and network systems.
In our earlier work on
higher order mutation testing
there was some isolation between the mutant code
and the GP system,
but this remains a concern.
We discussed the fraction of mutants which fail to compile,
and which loop indefinitely.
Dr. Arcuri agreed that the proportions were not unreasonable.
He suggested using an open source "C" simulator
which (although slow) gives control of misbehaving programs.
24 May 2012